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Visiting Canada in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.4cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Canada for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Canada in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

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Can you sunbathe in Canada in May?

No, May is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada.

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.4cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Canada in May?

Probably not, May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Canada for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Canada?

No, May is not a good time for a holiday in Canada.

May has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 4.4cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Canada. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). May is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Canada for prolonged periods of time.

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Is Canada warm in May?

No, Canada is a little too chilly for sunbathing in May.

The average maximum temperature in Canada in May is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (51°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Canada in May is 10°C (51°F). The average temperature is 6°C (44°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Canada in May?

The average day light hours per day in Canada in May are 15.4. The sunshine percentage is 50.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Canada in May

The average maximum temperature in Canada in May is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (51°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Canada in May is 10°C (51°F). The average temperature is 6°C (44°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Canada in May is 6°C (43°F). The minimum temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 9°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Canada in May

During May the average day light hours are 15.4 per day in Canada. The sunshine percentage is 50.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Canada in May is typically 7.4 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Canada in May

The average sea water temperature in Canada in May is 17.8°C (64.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Canada in May

The average total rainfall in Canada in May is 4.4cm (1.7inches) and on average there are 11.4 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Canada in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Canada in May is 7°C (45°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 4°C (39°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Canada in May is typically 90.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.2% in the previous month and 91.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Canada in May is typically 72.6%. The average relative humidity is 71.8% in the previous month and 74.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Canada in May

The average maximum wind speed in Canada in May is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Canada in May is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Canada in May is from the West-Southwest.

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